LENGTH: 6 minutes, 31 seconds
PURPOSE OF THIS EXERCISE: Develops strength, balance, grace, and vitality by teaching you how to bend your body and change positions while moving your arms.
DEFINITIONS: Cambré (kahn-BRAY). Bend sideways or forward from the waist; Port de bras (pawr duh brah). Carriage of the arms. Pivot. Turn around a point, swivel on one foot.
Part One: Instructions from Finis Jhung
Part Two: Technical breakdown of the exercise with Finis and demonstrator Mayumi Omagari
Part Three: Demonstration with music by Mayumi with Finis standing by and coaching
This dance has been choreographed to an adagio – music that is quiet, slow, and very beautiful.
There are 4 sections, each with 8 counts:
Section 1 – Counts 1 to 8: You begin in first position, tombé forward on the half-toe, bend backward, and return to first. You repeat with the other foot.
Section 2 – Counts 1 to 8: You repeat the first section starting with the other foot.
Section 3 – Counts 1 to 8: You pivot to fourth position, make a port de bras bending backward, pivot in demi-plié to first position. You repeat to the other side.
Section 4 – Counts 1 to 8: You repeat the third section turning to the left.
You then repeat the entire dance.
AUDIENCE: The novice adult beginner
TRAINING REQUIRED: None, you will learn basic ballet technique as you dance along.